School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships

Cornea/Refractive Surgery

Fellowship Director and Selection Chair: Mark Mifflin, MD, Professor, Amy Lin, MD, Associate Professor and Brian Zaugg, MD, Assistant Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Associate Professor
Program Manager, Adademics: Elaine Peterson

We accept two cornea fellows per year. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, these are not approved PGY–5 ACGME positions, but are limited term instructor paid faculty positions. These are, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited ophthalmology residency program, and sactioned through AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology). Malpractice insurance will be provided by the University, as well as medical, dental, and other benefits. After beginning this fellowship, you will attend a scheduled orientation that will explain in detail all departmental policies, procedures and requirements. This is a one-year position beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Mandatory orientation will take place the first working day of July following the 4th.


Interviews for the 2020-2021 fellowship will be conducted Saturday, November 21, 2020, in a virtual format because of COVID-19 restrictions. Under normal circumstances, we do not offer Academy interviews as we request you visit our wonderful facility. Also, all of our attendings involved in the interview process do not always attend Academy.


At the John A. Moran Eye Center, the major emphasis will be on the medical and surgical treatment of cornea and external diseases, as well as extensive experience in LASIK and other refractive surgery. The fellows will work closely with Mark D. Mifflin, MD, fellowship program director, Amy Lin, MD, and Brian Zaugg, MD. A significant number of anterior surgical cases will be performed. These include penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty, intraocular lens exchange, and phacoemulsification. The responsibilities during the year will include clinical research and medical student education.


If selected for this position, you will be required to obtain a Utah Medical License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a fee exempt DEA License. The total cost will be your responsibility. You will be required to obtain privileges with University of Utah Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children’s Hospital. All fees for privileges will be paid by the Department of Ophthalmology. University policy requires original receipts for reimbursement. We will work closely with you to meet these requirements.

Since you will be expected to take call as a faculty member and obtain privileges at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center we can ONLY accept applicants who are U.S. citizens.

To Apply

Please submit your application through the San Francisco Match CAS system #736.66

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Thank you for your understanding and your interest in the Moran Eye Center Cornea Fellowship Program!